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Maryland Science Center

601 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230-3803
+1 410-685-5225
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This popular museum is located in Harborplace.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“imax theater” (35 reviews)
“bed of nails” (26 reviews)
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601 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230-3803
+1 410-685-5225
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If all you want is a giant playground for the kids, by all means go...but, like the science and discovery centers in several other cities we have visited, this place feels like the new toy the city got decades ago and then gradually forgot about...More

3  Thank TravelerMagnus
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

While we had a catered business dinner at the museum when we first arrived young children were everywhere with their hands on all sorts of interesting science interactive displays and items. The even have a real workshop for woodworking! Apparently, we were told this was...More

Thank chris92009
Reviewed 24 October 2017

A fun place to get a little education inside those kids! a lot of hands-on displays and activities. Highly recommend!

Thank Nyr4
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the museum but it is geared toward children. We watched the IMAX movie on engineering and it was very good. Informative and inspiring. Also saw the planetarium show and that was good too. Great place to bring kids. We were here a while...More

Thank Lori T
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We went because we had a reciprocal museum pass. Lots of hands on/ touch activities for kids. We stayed for 3 hrs. Only down fall was parking. No parking at museum. Street parking impossible to find. Parked in public deck across the street. $24 for...More

1  Thank travelingmomnfamily
Reviewed 15 September 2017

My family had a great time. Lots of interactive displays. Our favorite was the bed of nails that my 12 year old was brave enough to lie on.

Thank dpec421
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Perfect amount of information about "what was happening" with each hands-on exhibit. Took my 8, 11, 13 year kids and all enjoyed it. There is a place to lay on a bed of nail!! We spent 3 1/2 hours and saw and did most everything...More

Thank Ross K
Reviewed 8 September 2017

one of Baltimore's outstanding attractions- a hands on type of place-something going on new every day-Planetarium is great with amazing seating-Well priced-A not to miss place

Thank 849lawrences
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Hands on, interactive and fun experiences around every corner! The kiddos blasted through so many exhibits and didn't realize how much they were learning! Plan to spend at least 5 hours!

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We went on Friday night from 5-8. Included in our $10 tickets was the 3D IMAX show and the Planetarium show. We had plenty of time with our 11 year old to see the open rooms and experience the planetarium show and IMAX show. The...More

Thank Diane S
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Corey J
22 September 2017|
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Response from dpec421 | Reviewed this property |
I went with 2 adults and 1 child and we all enjoyed it. It comes down to how invested are you in participating in all the offerings. I did it all and loved it as much as my 12 year old. There is plenty for adults to do and... More
2 July 2017|
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Response from Kristine412 | Reviewed this property |
My kids were 7 and 10 when we went and they both had fun. I didn't find this science center to be as interactive as others that we have been to around the country but the kids still enjoyed it. Unless your boys are very... More
5 June 2017|
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Response from Jo H | Reviewed this property |
No, you do not have to buy tickets in advance. I think you can order online if you prefer. There are times when there can be a long line, depending on day and time. Hope this helps you.